Pensioners' Incomes Series statistics

Annual statistics about pensioners’ incomes

This collection contains estimates of the levels, sources and distribution of pensioners’ incomes.

Find future pensioners’ incomes publication dates in our statistics release calendar and more about our statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

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Data on Stat-Xplore

UK-level Pensioners’ Incomes (PI) Series data is available from financial year ending (FYE) 1995 to FYE 2021 on the Stat-Xplore online tool.

You can use Stat-Xplore to create your own PI analysis. The PI information is available at family (benefit unit) level.

Read the user guide to PI data on Stat-Xplore.


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Latest release

Background information and guidance

Access the underlying data used to produce the statistics through the UK data archive. Read guidance on accessing sensitive versions of the data.

Read a guide to sources of data on earnings and income as well as further information on income and earning statistics, both published by the Office for National Statistics.

Previous releases

Find archived pensioners’ income statistics on The National Archives website.

Published 11 July 2013
Last updated 31 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to Pensioners’ Incomes Series: financial year 2020 to 2021.

  2. Added a link to 'Pensioners’ Incomes Series: financial year 2019 to 2020'.

  3. Added a link to 'Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2018 to 2019'.

  4. Note added about Pensioners’ Incomes Series data on the Stat-Xplore online tool.

  5. Added a link to 'Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2016 to 2017'.

  6. Added 'Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2016/17'.

  7. Added 'Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2015/16'.

  8. Published a statistical notice about a change in methodology for the PI report, to take effect for the 2015/16 publication.

  9. Added 'Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2014/15'.

  10. Published revision note for Pensioners’ Incomes Series publications for the years 2012/13 and 2013/14.

  11. Published 'Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2013/14'.

  12. Published Pensioners' Income Series statistics for 2012 to 2013.

  13. Published next release date for these statistics (1 July 2014).

  14. First published.